'Emergency Control Trains' - Doncaster

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Ian Prince
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'Emergency Control Trains' - Doncaster

Post by Ian Prince » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:36 pm

Back in the 1970s there were a number of 'emergency control' trains located at least on the Eastern Region and possibly elsewhere, made up of black painted, specially adapted and in the case of Doncaster, aged vehicles, some of which later found their way into preservation.

Does anyone have any more detail on these 'always ready' trains, often sat with an engine or two idling away at their head?

Peter Hall
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Re: 'Emergency Control Trains' - Doncaster

Post by Peter Hall » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:15 pm

For starters there is of course Murray Browns article http://www.lnerca.org/home/wp-content/u ... oaches.pdf

As to the other regions the basics are in Apendix Two of mine and Peter Fox's book 'Preserved Coaching Stock of British Railways - Part Two - Pre-Nationalisation Stock' published in 1996.

Ian Prince
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Re: 'Emergency Control Trains' - Doncaster

Post by Ian Prince » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:36 pm

Thanks Peter.

I was aware that MB had done an article but it was after I ceased to buy RE on a regular basis and wasn't sure of the dates etc.

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